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Poster: aibek Date: Jun 24, 2013 11:40pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Please move file

Hi, thanks for the reply!

A pervasive feeling of “moving mountains” connects everything in the magazine. The spirit is infectious; it is wonderful! And, as it turns out, they—you!—did move mountains. (IA itself is an example of a sci-fi-dream-come-true.) So, congratulations, and thanks!

I did not understand the poem (but then, I am not a computer).

And I did not understand the game Paper. Why would this be interesting? After running it a few times, wouldn't you just know when to issue the interrupt? Wouldn't you know how many bytes the printer’s buffer contains, and thus hit ^C when you are that many bytes short of the end of the page?

Finally, which of the reviewed music boards did you design?

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Poster: MrPhil Date: Jun 25, 2013 12:07am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Please move file

The game "Paper" is an April-fools joke... it's not supposed to be a real game.

My partners and I designed the ALF music boards. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ALF_Products#Quad_Chromatic_Pitch_Generator

If you're interested, there's also articles on ALF music boards in the June 1979 (V05 N06, by Steve North), June 1980 (V06 N06, by Philip Tubb), Feb 1981 (V07 N02, by Rebecca Mercuri), Sept 1981 (V07 N09, by Philip Tubb), and March 1982 (V08 N03, by Philip Tubb) issues of Creative Computing (all available here at http://archive.org/details/creativecomputing)... plus scattered mentions in other issues.

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Poster: aibek Date: Jun 25, 2013 3:28am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Please move file

Ok. I noticed many errors in my understanding after posting the question (the top two being: PRINT doesn't print anything, and it would have anyway printed on the screen, not paper.)

You may be interested in the linked book, particularly, chapter 8. (Electronic Musical Instruments and Devices; 6 pages.)

http://bayes.wustl.edu/etj/music.html